THE FIGHT BACK TEAM

Heidi Ganahl
Founder, Fight Back Foundation

Heidi Ganahl is the founder of Fight Back Foundation, created out of a strong belief that families, and moms, know what’s best for their kids.

 

Prior to founding Fight Back Foundation and Moms Fight Back, Heidi made her mark as a successful entrepreneur and built a $100 million brand, making her a leader in the pet and franchise industry. Specifically, Camp Bow Wow was named to the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing company list five years in a row, placed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 8 years in a row, and is the largest, and fastest growing, pet care franchise in the country.

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Heidi was named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs last year, and Parade magazine recently called her one of the top women entrepreneurs in the country. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on America Online, USA Today, CNBC, CNN Money and in Parenting, Entrepreneur, More Magazine, Success, and Franchise Times.

 

Heidi is passionate about giving back, which she does daily through Fight Back Foundation and Moms Fight Back. In addition, she serves as a Director on the Foundation Board for the University of Colorado, on the advisory board of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, on the board of Colorado Succeeds, and was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado School Safety and Youth in Crisis Committee. In 2016, Heidi was elected to the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents, holding one of two Regent-at-Large positions at the university.

 

Heidi is married to Jason Ganahl, one of the top competitive BBQ cooks in the country, and is the proud mom of her four ranging in age from 4 – 20.

Jason R. Dunn
Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Jason Dunn is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and chair of the firm’s Political Law Group. He has extensive legal experience and intimate knowledge of governmental and political processes. Jason represents a wide range of corporations, business groups, trade associations, and political organizations on all aspects of public and political law, including regulatory and consumer protection investigations, campaign finance and election law, the legislative and initiative process, and high-stakes appeals. During his time in the Colorado Attorney General’s office, Jason served both as Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Colorado, serving as the Attorney General’s senior legal and policy advisor, as well as liaison to the Governor, all state departments and the legislature. He is recognized as one of the top attorneys for matters before state attorneys general, where his experience gives him an unmatched ability to handle high-profile cases that range from delicate regulatory investigations to hard-hitting enforcement actions.

Sarah Lenti
Founder and CEO, SML Advisory Partners

Sarah Lenti works as a policy consultant and political advisor to Republican Party leaders, elected officials, up-and-coming candidates, executives, and even a rock & roll band. She is the CEO and founder of SML Advisory Partners.

 

Starting off as a Russian & East European Studies graduate student from Stanford University, Sarah has a varied background. She commenced with a career in defense contracting work, then quickly moved to enter the policy/political world, joining the George W. Bush 2000 campaign in Austin.

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Sarah has proudly:

 

  • Served as a Director at the National Security Council under National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice from 2001-2005 at the White House, with a focus on East European issues and then electricity issues in Iraq.
  • Worked on the 2004 Bush re-election campaign in the battleground state of New Mexico — a state, which was narrowly won by slightly over 300 votes.
  • Joined fundraising whiz and former Deputy RNC Chairman Jack L. Oliver at his Washington start-up firm, where she served as a Senior Policy Advisor.
  • Served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Policy Advisor to a candidate running in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.
  • Served as the Great Lakes Regional Press Secretary for the McCain 2008 Campaign.
  • Led the research for Governor Romney’s 2010 book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.
    Per Governor Romney in the Acknowledgement Section of his book, No Apology, “Sarah Lenti, a policy fixture in D.C., was my lead researcher over the entire period” (pg 309).
  • Appointed to the Romney 2012 Transition Team to serve under Kerry Healey as the Deputy Transition Team Leader for Domestic Presidential Appointments.

 

Sarah is a frequent contributor to FOX News and The BBC World News Service. She is honored to be selected for the following:

 

  • Scholar Fellowship, 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival
  • Fellow, 2011-2013 Tripartite Young Leader (Germany, Poland & U.S.)
  • Term Member, the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Foreign Policy Initiative’s 2010 Future Leader’s Program

 

Sarah is the proud mother of twin baby boys, Eli & Abel.

Jill Summers Monds

Jill is a third generation Colorado native and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where she met Fight Back Foundation founder Heidi Ganahl. Jill has 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, and fund-raising.

 

An involved mom, Jill is also an avid community activist in the education realm and has done extensive fund-raising for various Littleton Public Schools as well as other local charities. Jill’s kids are 13 and 15 and they enjoy active time in the mountains, travel, and their Golden Doodle named Dillon.